Flourless Chocolate Torte

Flourless Chocolate Torte by Create With Joy
When you’re in the mood for something sumptuous – when you want to create a romantic ambiance – when you want to combine smooth, rich chocolate with heartfelt romance – surprise your loved one with a decadently delicious heart-shaped Flourless Chocolate Torte!

The recipe consists of two parts – the creation of the torte and the glaze. For best results, allow two days to complete the recipe (or start baking early in the day!)

I used a beautiful array of raspberries, blackberries and fresh mint leaves to garnish my torte, but feel free to use whatever you like!

Flourless Chocolate Torte Recipe

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Flourless Chocolate Torte – Ingredients

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder for Dusting
1 and 2/3 Cups Bittersweet Chocolate
3/4 Cups Unsalted Butter Cut Into Pieces
5 Large Egg Yolks
1/4 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
1 Tablespoon Dark Rum
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Pinch Salt
3 Large Egg Whites
Chocolate Glaze (below)
Mint Garnish

Flourless Chocolate Torte – Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

2. Grease the bottom of an 8-inch round cake pan and dust with Unsweetened Cocoa Powder. (Note: I substituted a WholePort 10-inch Heart-Shaped Baking Pan with an easy-to-remove bottom for a stunning, decorative effect!)

Torte Step 2

3. Combine the chocolate and butter in a microwavable safe bowl and heat gently in 15 second increments, whisking until smooth.

Torte Step 3

4. In a bowl of an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the egg yolks, ¼ cup sugar, dark rum, vanilla and salt until thick and pale yellow.

Torte Step 4a

Gradually add the chocolate mixture, beating until well blended.

Torte Step 4b

Set aside.

Torte Step 4c

5. In a clean bowl with a clean whisk, beat the egg whites on medium speed until foamy. Gradually add the remaining 2T of sugar and continue to beat until medium stiff peaks form.

Torte Step 5a

In two batches, fold the eggs whites into the chocolate mixture.

Torte Step 5b

6. Pour batter into the prepared pan spreading evenly.

Torte Step 6

7. Bake until the cake puffs slightly and a tester comes out moist but not liquid, approximately 30 minutes. DO NOT OVERCOOK. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.

Torte Step 7

8. Remove from the pan and cool completely. Cover and refrigerate until very cold – for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.

Chocolate Glaze Recipe

Chocolate Glaze Recipe – Ingredients

2 Cups Bittersweet Chocolate
3/4 Cups Unsalted Butter Cut Into Pieces
3 T Light Corn Syrup

Chocolate Glaze Recipe – Instructions

1. Combine the chocolate and butter in a microwavable safe bowl and heat gently in 15 second increments, whisking until smooth.

Glaze Step 1

2. Whisk in the light corn syrup until smooth and glossy.

3. Set the cold cake on a wire rack over a large baking sheet.

Glaze Step 3a

Slowly pour the warm glaze over the center of the cake.

Glaze Step 3b

The glaze should cover the surface of the cake evenly, spilling over the edges and running down the sides.

Glaze Step 3c

4. Cool in the refrigerator until the glaze sets for or more hours.

5. Garnish and serve.

Get Your Chef On Cooking Challenge

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I created this recipe for the May 2013 Get Your Chef On Challenge, where co-hosts and judges Jen from Four Marrs and One Venus and Julie from White Lights On Wednesday have chosen Chocolate as our Secret Ingredient. The recipe is adapted from The Williams Sonoma Baking Book.

More Chocolate Recipes

If you liked this recipe, here’s a few more Chocolate Recipes you may also enjoy:

To see what the other Get Your Chef On Participants have created for this and previous challenges, visit the Link List and the #GYCO Pinterest Board.

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  1. Sarah-Ann says:

    Looks amazing. Perfect dessert for Valentine’s day. Thanks for sharing this with us 🙂

  2. Kaye Swain says:

    That sounds DELISH -perfect for Valentines Day as well as Pink Saturday. Thank you for sharing it 🙂


  3. Shravya says:

    Yummyyyy 🙂
    #Friday Features Linky Party

  4. Folding the egg whites in like that makes cakes so light and moist! Your Flourless Chocolate Torte looks and sounds so lovely – perfect to share with someone special! Shared. Thank you for bringing this lovely recipe to the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  5. Angie says:

    I’m going to try this Flourless Chocolate Torte. It looks delicious!

  6. This looks delicious. Thank you for sharing at #thursdayfavoritethings. Pinned and tweeted!

  7. Oh my this looks so delicious!!

  8. beautiful! looks delicious.

  9. Lisa Ehrman says:

    This looks so wonderful 🙂 I’m wanting some delicious chocolate right now!

  10. Regan says:

    Wow, this looks wonderful! Featuring this week on Family Fun Friday!

  11. Oh, this looks delicious! And I love that it’s gluten free, so my family could enjoy this. mmm

  12. Rebecca says:

    That looks so yummy! Can’t ever pass up a chocolate dessert!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Valentine Blessings,

  13. Oh WOW that looks good!
    Thanks for sharing this drool-worthy link

  14. What a beautiful cake! It’s perfect for any romantic celebration – or any celebration at all! It looks so rich and chocolate-y. Thank you so much for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Link Party!

  15. Miz Helen says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. That looks scrumptious!!! Pinning for later! 🙂


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